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Old 18-01-2013, 02:33 PM
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Proximity sensor function removed from 808!

HI All,

Just wanted to share something with you guys that I discovered.

I sent my 808 off to Nokia repair because I had some pixel defects in the display. When I received the phone again, and performed the latest slew of software updates, I noticed that the screen was not switching off anymore during calls, whilst holding the handset to my ear.

My first response was to contact Nokia support and they advised to send the phone to the repair center again , to have the repair fixed (yeah, that does sound strange, huh?).

I just received my 808 again today, and to my utter dismay, the screen is still not switching off during phone calls!!

I installed the App "AutoHello" which uses the proximity sensor, and this confirmed indeed that the proximity sensor is not functioning as the App no longer works!

I have discovered that whilst in a call, my ear generally is in contact with the touch screen, which effectively blocks any additional input, but this is far from the full functionality (screen deactivated when calling and holding the phone at different angles & full dimming of the screen to save power) that a proximity sensor can offer.

Have any of your experienced the same?

I am running 113.010.1508.C00.01.

It would be great to hear from others who can confirm / deny the issue on their handsets.

I feel cheated.......
 

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